Category: Corvallis

Corvallis and Portland metro area rank #1 and #2 for highest annnualized productivity growth over the last decade

If there’s one thing that Portland—and perhaps Oregon as whole—has proven, it’s that we’re in it for the long haul. And our plans? Well, sometimes they take a while to pay off. A long while. Like city planning which originated 40 years ago that’s just beginning to come to fruition. Read More

Bus for the WIN! Head down to Ignite Corvallis and Willamette Innovators Night with wifi and free beer

Portland isn’t the only Ignite in town. Um. I mean the state. Bend has one. So does Corvallis. And if you’ve been feeling the itch to head south to see what the Covallisians are presenting, it just got a whole heck of a lot easier.

You see, on November 11th, Ignite Corvallis is once again being held in conjunction with the Willamette Innovators’ Night with Willamette Innovators Network (WIN)—and once again they’re happily bussing Portland folks down to the event with free beer and wifi the whole way. Read More

Interested in presenting at an Ignite? Ignite Corvallis 3 may be your opportunity

While we’ve just wrapped up an Ignite Portland, that’s not the only Ignite in town. Um. Well it is kinda, I guess. I mean, there’s Ignite Government coming up at GOSCON. But other than that, that’s about it for Portland and Ignites. Maybe it would be better if I said “That’s not the only Ignite in the Silicon Forest.”

You see, Ignite Corvallis 3 is still accepting submissions. And if you apply, there’s a really good chance you’ll be on stage. If you’re into that sort of thing. Read More

Portland Calagator spawns Bend BendCal and Corvallis Corvalligator, asks for your feedback

Whenever anyone asks me “How would I keep up on the events in the Portland tech scene?” I always blurt out two things immediately. The first thing I mention is Upcoming, the social event sharing service currently owned by Yahoo! that was started by Andy Baio who now resides in Portland. There’s a ton of Portland event goodness on there.

The second? Well, that’s Calagator, the home grown open source tech calendar that allows folks to post events directly—or slurp events over from other services like Upcoming. I mean, it’s a calendar aggregator. Calendar aggregator. Calagator. Get it? Hello? Tap tap tap. Is this thing on? Read More

Startup Weekend Corvallis will start up tonight. Will you be starting a startup there?

Mugasha continues to make a strong showing in the Portland startup scene. This time it is a little further south. Introducing Startup Weekend Corvallis.

It’s been a while. A while since we’ve had a Startup Weekend in our neck of the woods or Silicon Forest or whatever. The last time we had the chance to participate in this kind of “build a startup in a weekend” experience was about 18 months ago with Startup Portland.

But what a Startup Weekend it was. With five startups launching, including poster-child Mugasha, which continues to make a strong showing in the Portland startup scene.

This time around, the startups will be starting up a little further south. Introducing Startup Weekend Corvallis. Read More

memePDX 011: Venture Mash, Foodgeeks, Ignite Corvallis, Steph is back on The Square, Apple and DROID stuff

This week on memePDX, Cami Kaos and Rick Turoczy cover Venture Mash, Foodgeeks, Ignite Corvallis, Stephanie Stricklen is back at KGW The Square, Apple and DROID stuff.

I know, I know. We’re running a little late. We seriously didn’t mean to stand you up for lunch. Sometimes these things just happen. We’re really sorry.

But it’s still Thursday. And so we’re still kind of on time. Right? Right?

This week on memePDX, Cami Kaos and Rick Turoczy cover Venture Mash, Foodgeeks, Ignite Corvallis, Stephanie Stricklen is back at KGW The Square, Apple and DROID stuff. Read More

memePDX 009: Open Source Bridge, grilling gubernatorial candidates, Willamette Innovators Night, Jive, Windows 7, and Apple magic

This week, Cami Kaos and I discuss Doug Coleman’s interview with Gary Vaynerchuk, Open Source Bridge 2010, questioning Oregon’s gubernatorial candidates, Willamette Innovators Night, Jive securing $12 million more from Sequoia, Microsoft Windows 7, and new products from Apple.

Oh hi! It’s Thursday again already. And that means it’s time for you to sit through another episode of memePDX.

Not convinced it’s worth your time? I don’t blame you. But here’s what we covered in case one of these piques your interest. This week, Cami Kaos and I discuss Doug Coleman’s interview with Gary Vaynerchuk, Open Source Bridge 2010, questioning Oregon’s gubernatorial candidates, Willamette Innovators Night, Jive securing $12 million more from Sequoia, Microsoft Windows 7, and new products from Apple.

Oh sure. Now you’re interested. Read More

Feeling the urge to gnaw on some unconference sessions? Beaver BarCamp is Saturday

We love our events here in the Silicon Forest—especially events in the whole unconference format. And there’s no better unconference than the original unconference, BarCamp.

And while BarCamp Portland IV is still half of a year away, there’s a great opportunity to sink your teeth into BarCamping this weekend with Beaver BarCamp in Corvallis. Read More

Looking for music recommendations? Strands recommends you look somewhere else

It’s official. One of the businesses that helped Strands get started MyStrands music is no longer part of the offering. Strands put the final nail in the MyStrands music service, today.

When the economy gets tough, tough companies know they have to focus to survive. And unfortunately for my music recommendation dreams, Corvallis-based Strands has decided to do just that.

It’s official. One of the businesses that helped Strands get started—MyStrands music—is no longer part of the offering. Strands put the final nail in the MyStrands music service, today. Read More

Open Source for America: OSU Open Source Lab’s Deb Bryant named to steering committee

How much of a hub is it? Well so much so that Deb Bryant Public Sector Communities Manager at the OSU OSL has just been named to the Open Source for America steering committee.

While I like to wax on about Portland being the de facto hub of open source, truth of the matter is that—just to the south of us—there’s a literal hub for open source: the Oregon State University Open Source Lab.

How much of a hub is it? Well so much so that Deb Bryant, Public Sector Communities Manager at the OSU OSL, has just been named to the Open Source for America steering committee. Read More

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